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Hugh and Bill gave the pleasures a miss and went prospecting on the Dowlass Moss . The walk up the fell was not hampered by the poor visibility and wind . Hugh with pin point accuracy found the pot with minimal wandering hopelessly lost. Our mission was to prospect in the centre of stockpot , capping a boulder and peering down into continuing rift passage. Boulder 1 was swiftly dispatched , boulder 2 ” gritstone ” was stubborn and absorbed … Read More

Mudfoot is dead – Long live Stock Pot!

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Went to Mudfoot on Sunday afternoon armed with an FX5. Strong outward draught. Descended to deep point and shone torch down narrow rift. Although stones fall a good distance, there is no discernable widening of any note in the next 10ft and capping would be problematical – rift too narrow to swallow debris, no stacking space, unfeasible to haul out, and drippy, rippy confined work space. It’s really better to go somewhere else. And I have just the spot…. Went … Read More

Dowlass revisited

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As it was a full moon last night (aaar-roooooooo!) a walk up Ingleborough beckoned. Despite scenes and temperatures that would not have been out of place in “Into Thin Air” or “K2, Triumph & Tragedy” (& making me wish I’d taken several extra jumpers, overtrousers, goggles and overmitts) the top was duly staggered to and on descent a quick visit made to Stock Pot. The entrance was quite clear of snow and I hunkered in the porch enjoying the change … Read More

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Sun 4th Dec – Hugh St.L, Paul Windle (+Bill in spirit) After a day in a draughtless no-hoper, Paul was keen to revisit the hurricane winds of Dowlass Moss! Loaded with scaffolding and tools we plodded up the long march and began work at the bottom of the open pot. Several blocks were capped out of the way and scaffolding then installed to prevent slumping. Unfortunately, we were one piece short, so Paul carried on digging while Hugh ran down … Read More

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28/1/06 – Pete my-back-hurts O’Neil, Hugh my-elbow-hurts St.Lawrence, Paul there-isn’t-enough-mud-to-call-this-a-dig Windle With Operation Lyle Cavern cancelled for the day, the boys were looking for somewhere else to play. Stock Pot was suggested, but due to tennis elbow I only agreed to go in a supervisory capacity. At least, that was the plan… The oldest and most infirm was naturally given the heaviest load, but glorious sunshine relieved the tedium of the long plod up the hill, and soon Team Dowlass … Read More

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Let down by his dark lordship who had been tempted to break himself further in “Wharfes” dale. A small team of squalor mongers set off to widen enterance rift to allow Bill guage ingress and bucket egress. Mission half completed when drill failure stopped play. Team included Barrows finest Mr Pringle and Simon Jobling ;return planned with fresh drill to finish job then onwards to removing floor.

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Bill Sherrington and Simon Jobling The Dewalt boys have been busy at Stock. The tight rift leading down to the digging area has slowly been enlarged and after a series of capping trips by Dewalt shareholders (including a certain Pringle) is ready for the passage of largish bags and buckets. The digging is now ready to continue into the floor at the last chamber. A team of three as a minimum is still needed to remove waste to the surface … Read More

Roger lover of the chocolate starfish

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24th June Roger by name and by nature, Jobling, St Lawrence , Sherrington , Pringle , DEwalt, STOCKPOT DOWLAS Moss: Its amazing Pringle has been out filthed by tales by Roger and his taste in DVDs of an explicit and sexual nature. After Roger’s “confessions in the Shake hole” we now know that he is even more seedy than Barrow’s newest resident. Pringle, ever the shy retiring type announced that Roger must certainly be a lover of the Chocolate Starfish. … Read More

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1st July 2006 Simon Jobling, Roger Procter, Paul Windle Good day out, progress of about 3-4 foot in a downwards direction. The pot consists of a rift going down for 4 metres, landing on a mud bank, way on is a constricted squeeze in to a small chamber now about 3- 4 metres deep. Floor needs further digging with capping required to move large boulders and mud/cobbles needing bucketing out. Progress steady and forever hopeful, seems to be openings at … Read More

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During recent freezing weather i paid a visit to Stock pot previously enjoyed last summer . The enterance is a unique twin adjacent affair giving scope for adventure on the high seas. I noted that the rift enterance we previously cappaed has returned to draughting really well with clouds of condensing warm air puffing out in quite an impressive way. i descended rift to previous capping face in tight rift revealled that the draught is indeed returned with vengance. Intention … Read More